Arsenal hold talks with Jean Seri's agents ahead of potential deal

Jose Verdugo
May 17, 2018

Barcelona additionally tried to lure Seri to the Nou Camp final summer time however a deal couldn't be struck and he remained with Lucien Favre's aspect.

Chelsea are reportedly poised to pip Arsenal to the signing of OGC Nice star Jean-Michael Seri.

Seri has been in good form for Nice this season, scoring two goals and making five assists in 30 Ligue 1 games for the French side.

The Ivorian's arrival would be well-received by the Arsenal faithful, who have long cried out for the signing of a powerful, technically gifted central midfielder, as they seem a return to the top of English football. The last piece of information has been reported by the Daily Mirror in their latest report.

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However, their efforts could be to of no avail, with Chelsea claimed by the Mirror to be at the front of the queue in the race to sign Seri.

It promises to be a summer of change at the Emirates Stadium and Seri is one of many new faces expected to arrive at the club, whilst there also a handful of current first-team players who are likely to move on to pastures new. He is expected to cost £40million in the transfer market.

Conte's future is up within the air after an underwhelming title defence, although the Stamford Bridge membership nonetheless have the chance to complete the marketing campaign with some silverware within the FA Cup last towards Manchester United this Saturday. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri also appears to be in the running for the job at the North London club.

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